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Penny Cottage

Bonsall, near Matlock, Derbyshire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0

Property Reference: RHHQ
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A tastefully renovated, secret haven tucked away on the edge of the Peak District within easy reach of many attractions.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with quarry-tiled floor. Galley-style kitchen with quarry-tiled floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed. Shower room with double cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • Elec, full gas CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • Smart TV
  • DVD
  • Bluetooth stereo/CD/iPod dock
  • M/wave
  • Washing machine
  • D/washer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Tiered garden with seating areas and furniture
  • On road parking
  • No smoking
  • NB: 14 uneven steps to cottage gate

Tucked away in the beautiful village of Bonsall, this perfect ‘chocolate box’ hideaway has been expertly turned into a secret haven by the owner’s keen eye for interior design and renovation. Exquisite soft furnishings and furniture, along with a cosy woodburner, add to the charm and character. Penny Cottage sits detached, directly on the Limestone Way where you can experience charming fields, dales, caves, cliffs, gorges, woodland and riverside paths along the route. Bonsall is a village of 1000 inhabitants in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District and has a long history of lead mining, possibly going back to Roman times, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Bonsall inhabitants have been involved in the textile industry, pre- and post-Arkwright. In early modern times it was on an important salters’ route, and was a staging post on the road between Derby and Manchester. Situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park and just a short drive from the famous Arkwright Mills at Cromford, Penny Cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore the region’s attractions. Matlock and Bakewell are close by, as is the picturesque village of Crich with its fantastic Tramway Village, while majestic Chatsworth House and Carsington Reservoir, with its sailing centre, are well worth a visit. After a day exploring, sit in the beautiful garden with a glass in hand as the sun sets over the tree-lined fields. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/09/2019
    Excellent cottage, charming, cosy and comfortable. Lovely garden, full of birds and attractive plants. Great location for walking.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/08/2019
    Lovely stone cottage in a nice quiet village.The standard of decor was excellent and it was a home away from home. We are planning on returning next year.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/07/2019
    An absolute gem of a cottage. The owner has obviously spent time thinking through what makes a great holiday rental. Everything has been thought of. The cottage is beautifully put together, and very tasteful. Not a sign of Ikea anywhere! We spent a week here and none of us wanted to leave. The local pub which is 30 steps away is a great bonus. And the Victoria Sponge left as a welcome was sublime! Thank you Rachel.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/03/2019
    Penny cottage is absolutely gorgeous in an idyllic setting. They had even baked us a fresh cream chocolate cake on arrival, milk in the fridge, and tea,coffee,sugar, hot chocolate and biscuits. There was also fresh flowers on the table and wood provided for the wood burner. the bed was super comfy too !! ?

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/03/2019
    Perfect in every way x

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/03/2019
    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2019
    We go up to Derbyshire regularly so have stayed in a number of cottages but Penny Cottage was one of our favourites. It was immaculately clean, tastefully decorated and amazingly equipped - right down to supplying enough dishwasher tablets and coffee to last us the whole week. The WiFi connection was much stronger than in many other cottages in the region, so streaming wasn't a problem, the shower was great and the beds so comfy that I want to know where they got their bedding from so we can get the same at home! What struck us most, however, was the wonderful welcome and attention to detail. Being there over New Year we were greeted with a homemade cake, milk and even a bottle of bubbly in the fridge, not to mention hot chocolate, scrabble pieces set out to read 'Happy New Year' and even some family games under the Christmas tree. Although not set up for babies and young children we brought our own travel cot and travel high chair and were extremely comfortable. We simply loved the cottage and the only thing that may make us hesitate to return in the summer is the fact that the garden is on several levels with steep drops so not suitable for a toddler to be left unattended. But if we don't come back in the summer we'll definitely be back next winter. Thank you for a wonderful week!

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